The 2019 World Grand Prix is only a few days away and also the tournament appears wide open. In having to reach a start the leg the structure of the important , has lent itself to a lot of upsets over the years. This means there is a jolt or two early on.
There are currently playing with some darts that are fantastic and youll be able to create a case for a host of the names in the tournament. The fact is telling of his kind just how open it is and lately. All say of course MVG was likely to win and we may look back at the end of the week, hes the best player in the world. But with the format and games at the start, I would consider a couple at prices that are larger.
Taking a look at the draw, there is absolutely no easy half of it. Having said that, however, the bottom half is certainly tougher. There are some tasty looking first round matches, including Gerwyn Price v Dave Chisnall and Rob Cross v Mensur Suljovic. Chizzy got to the Gibraltar Darts Trophy final, dropping out into Krzysztof Ratajski who also finds himself in this side of the lure. Chisnall hit on a nine darter and it seems like his darts are really helping him. Prior to the draw, I enjoyed the appearance however the form of Chizzy would worry me. In fact, I am not backing any bets for the championship.
I am looking at the half of the draw for my own choices. YesMichael Van Gerwen is in this half but hes beatable. He must get through his first two matches but you never know in the Grand Prix. He could possibly face countryman Jeffery de Zwaan in the next round that he beat him. Whoever makes it throughout this quarter I expect to confront my very first choice JAMES WADE (best cost 25-1).
The two wheeled Grand Prix winner clearly adores this championship. Needing to start Wade given his record on these. It is a clich?? but he actually is a clutch player. Legs will slip from nowhere. Since the birth of the son he seems to have become a lot more relaxed. His return to the Premier League watched him finish in third place before losing to Rob Cross in the semi-final.
He attained two semi-finals in New Zealand Experts and the Matchplay. Then he followed up with his PDC name of this year a month in the Players Championship in Barnsley. He arrives in Dublin in form and with happy memories . With a decent draw that is sufficient I guess Wade is on the side at 25/1. As MVG well understands following his jolt 2017 exit to the Scotsman his match against John Henderson is going to be no pushover. I will observe the Machine moving far in the tournament if Wade will get past that with some momentum behind him.
My next wager is MICHAEL SMITH (greatest price 22-1). Certainly that important is only around the corner? He keeps knocking on the door at events that are large and you would believe that he will go of the way earlier or later. It was yet another impressive run at a big for the Bully Boy although he had been in the World Matchplay final against Cross. He had some disappointing early exits in the Players Championship at Barnsley that might be a factor behind his price. As Smith seems to put in a fantastic run at the huge events, this does not worry me, however.
His scoring power is sensational and if he can land his doubles he could beat anyone. He could be his own worst enemy at times and could be a frustrating player to view. He works herself up a lot over missed opportunities which he carries to the next leg rather than just forgetting about it. When he is on song he is a joy to watch.
Hes got a favourable quarter of the attraction too. Of course no matches are easy but a participant of Smiths calibre should get beyond Simon Whitlock after which either Ian White or Joe Cullen. I imagine hes more determined than ever before to finally win that first major he deserves. He has all of the ability on the planet and I dont doubt hell go on to acquire majors. This week offers a perfect opportunity to eliminate the mark.